The last week has been very pleasnat with temps in the 50's and 60's during the day and high 20's at night. This makes for great daytime weather, yet keeps the snow in the mountains for just a bit longer. The high snow-pack levels this year are encouraging an optimistic outlook to summer water conditions and a pessimistic outlook on May and June.
I was out on the lower Madison yesterday and was surpirses to see the river had a bit of that milky green to it. Not sure if Ennis Lake is turning over or if some of the tribs in the Beartrap are dumping in the dirt. Anyway, there was a change in the conditions and the fish reacted so. I couldn't get them to eat anything but an egg pattern, so I don't know if it was the conditions or that their behavior might be changing. I'm sure that there are plenty of Bows in full spawn now, so they may be worrying more about that than eating for the next week or so. It's a sad day when I have to use an egg to catch a fish!